Congratulatory letter to Justin S. Morrill, 1858 | Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections
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Scope and Contents: The Congratulatory Letter to Justin S. Morrill (1858; 0.1 cubic feet) documents the passage of the Morrill Land bill through the U.S. House of Representatives. The letter notes that passage through the Senate was pending at time of writing. The bill mentioned in the letter, ultimately vetoed by President James Buchannan, was a predecessor to the Morrill Land-Grant Act of 1862. The author of the letter is Benjamin P. Johnson, who served as Secretary of the Board of Trustees for the New York State Agricultural College. Johnson praises Morrill for his contribution to Agricultural Education, in particular.